Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S makes TIME magazine's 'Best Inventions of 2012' list

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The highly touted Model S was the only automobile included on TIME's list, which features the 25 most significant inventions of the past year.

The year is drawing to a close and the “Best of” automobile awards have begun trickling in. In the past week, the Tesla Model S has already won two such honors: Automobile magazine’s “2013 Automobile of the Year” award and Yahoo! Autos “2013 Car of the Year” award. As if that weren’t enough, the Tesla Model S has just been named to TIME Magazine’s “Best Invention of the Year 2012” list.

The magazine included the following excerpt about the Model S:

“The electric four-door sedan has the lines of a Jaguar, the ability to zip for 265 miles (426 km) on one charge – that’s the equivalent of 89 m.p.g. (2.6 L/100 km) – and touchscreen controls for everything from GPS navigation to adjusting the suspension. Tesla is building a network of supercharger stations – six are open so far – so owners aren’t tethered to their home port.”

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